Having launched two years ago into an extremely crowded travel vertical, Hipmunk has carved out its own niche. The site was built out of the need for ease of travelling by its founders, and the company has done a lot of things right since then. Hipmunk has raised $20.2 million to date, and has recently launched a new Deals product, which allows people to find the best places to go based on the best price available.
For people who just want to go somewhere, and nowhere specifically, Hipmunk can help you find a cheap ticket to a random place. For example, if you’re looking to “get away” this weekend, Hipmunk could find you a super cheap plane ticket from San Francisco to Vegas in a snap.
Hipmunk’s CEO and founder Adam Goldstein stopped by our studios to discuss the new product and to update us on what’s still ahead for the company.
The company started out small, but it currently has 32 people now and is looking for more engineers. You probably get to travel a lot…you know, to “test things out.”
Hipmunk is a travel search site that aims to take the agony out of travel planning. Their mission is to help people book travel faster and more efficiently. Hipmunk was designed to help people who are overwhelmed with pages of irrelevant search results. Hipmunk presents flight results in a visual â€timelineâ€ that allows people to select the best flight for them at a glance. Hotel results are shown on a map so that people can view where in a...
Adam Goldstein was a co-founder of BookTour with Chris Anderson. He was the youngest author ever at O’Reilly, writing AppleScript: The Missing Manual at 16. He graduated from MIT in 2010 with degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and was North American Debating Champion in 2010. Adam lives in San Francisco, and is now a co-founder of the travel search site hipmunk.com.